Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Black and Pink 6" x 5 1/2" mini pocket album

I recently went to Michael's and bought a pack of all black 8 1/2" x 11" card stock to use as a base for mini albums.
Using my traditional pocket pages, I glued the folded pages to also make side tag pocket. 
To make a double page take 8 1/2" x 11" card stock score down the long side at 5 1/2". Turn and score the short size at 2 1/2".

Take a border punch and punch the 2 1/2" endge - this will serve as your pockets.
See the video for more details.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Camping 7 1/2" x 8" mini album

I made this mini album for my sister and her family as they are camping for the week.
I repurposed the ard board from a cereal box for the covers, and for the basic idea for the pages I repuposed two large manilla envelopes for pocket pages. All covered in card stock and pattern pages with a camping theme.
It was fun trying to figure out how to cut down these huge envelopes and use some old 8 1/2 x 11" printed scrapbooking paper.

I can't wait till they get back to see how they journaled in it.
Here is a video that takes you through the pages.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pearls and Lace card - two ways

I made two of these cards that are similar in the layouts but I raised the elements in a different way, depending on where I put the foam squares to raise the scallop square or images.

Please see the video for more details.
Most of all the products I used was from Stampin' Up.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Grateful Bird card all leather accents

I made this card as a Thank You for my friend for giving me their leather scraps for card and crafting. I stamped the base card in Old Olive and cut the sentiment, the bird cage and bird from thin pieces of leather using my Big Shot. I am happy to see that the ink took very well to the pieces of leather and stamping also the sentiment was clear.

Please see the video where I take you through the card making process if you like.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Repurpose snacks into note pads

Lookout snack bags, I am making note pads for favors out of you!

Here is the video with all the details. Fun quick and who knows what's next. Ha ha ha.

6 x 6 mini album acrylic painted covers made from corrugated box

I wanted to use the natural material from a shipping box. My daughter had received some shoes from an online store and the shipping corrugated box was in perfect condition with hardly any writing to it. I cut (2) 6" x 6" pieces and painted them with my acrylic paints.
Cut 12 x 12 cardstock in half and glue stick the 6 x 12 in half to make studier pages. I bound it all with my Cinch.

Great way to repurpose and get a different feel to the covers of your mini.
Please see the video for more details on the cover and the pages. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Repurpose tissue box cardboard into 4 1/4 x 5" mini album

When I look at recycle cardboard, I often hate to throw it away as I know I can use it for a craft or an object - it's free material so why not use it!

The cardboard for this mini album was from a Puff's boutique tissue box. I loved the humminbirds on the main panels and did not want to just throw it away. It was a pefect size for this 5 x 4 1/4" mini album

Card stock pages: Cut  (2)12 x 12" card stock to 5 x 11 3/4"(you get 4 fold out pages.

Score at 4 1/4" and then again at 8", punch the holes for binding on the 4 1/4" section and accordian fold the piece and make a pocket!

The Tags are 4 x 3 3/4" corner rounded for ease of fitting in pocket.You can see more details on the video if you like.